Podcast 048: Pumpkin Spice – That’s Herbalism Too!
It’s not just for lattes anymore: the ubiquitous pumpkin spice blend is in fact an herbal formula! The standard pumpkin [pie] spice mix is cinnamon, ginger, clove, allspice, nutmeg. From an herbalists point of view, this is a mix of aromatic, pungent, carminative spices, very antioxidant-rich, and most of which are also antimicrobial. In this podcast we’ll break it down and give you the details on each individual herb, as well as the formula as a whole. Spice it up!
Mentioned in this podcast:
- Pumpkin spice as an aphrodisiac, study in the American Academy of Neurology and Orthopaedic Surgeons
- Cinnamon for blood sugar management study
- Katja’s recipe for paleo pumpkin spice muffins!
This episode originally aired on the HerbRally Podcast – they have tons of great content over there, check it out!
If you like our podcast, you might like learning from us in a more intentional way – like with our Herbalism 101 program! It’s a great way to start incorporating herbs into your daily life, to keep you and your loved ones healthy and resilient all year round!
Our theme music is “Wings” by Nicolai Heidlas.
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